Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I laughed so hard today when I found this video on my computer! Kyrie got a hold of Jeanne's camera last week, and took several self-portraits. I didn't realize in the mean time, she also took this video! I'm beginning to wonder if she loaded it on to my computer too, because it was in a very strange folder - not where I unload my photos!
Thankfully, it was nothing bad that I say that she was repeating, but when I take the kids pictures I usually tell them to say "cheese", and if that doesn't get any smiles, telling them to say "Macaroni and Cheese" usually does!
Monday, July 28, 2008
It all started when he started teething big time. In March, he started cutting 4 teeth at once. 6 weeks later, he only had 2 of those teeth, and was trying to cut 4 molars along with the 2 front teeth. He was constantly chewing on his fists and was SO grouchy and whiny!
6 weeks later, it was convention time and he STILL didn't have any more teeth. I was resorting to tylenol and motrin nearly every day, and that's certainly not good for a baby! I was imagining my convention going down the drain as I dealt with this little bear, so in desperation I called my Sister Dalayna, whom I remembered talking about this cool teething necklace she had gotten for her daughter - the same age as Trey, and how impressed she was with it. She sent it to me and we got it in the middle of convention. It was seriously a lifesaver! (at least as far as my mental health in concerned!)
A week or so after convention, I decided to take it off of him because I was wondering if his good mood really had anything to do with the amber necklace, or that he had finally cut 2 of the molars. I left it off for 2 days and he was right back to his old grouchy self!
Now, what can I say? I'm a believer! Find more info about Amber Teething Necklaces below the picture.
Natural amber necklace facts:
· A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.
· Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear.
· Wearing Baltic amber necklaces on the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers.
· When amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases miniscule amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.
I felt a little sheepish when I looked at the last file number before it was re-set, and realized that it was 9999! I have taken 9999 pictures in the 3 years that I have owned my camera!
Is that good or bad?!
Now I get to start all over again!
Monday, July 21, 2008
So I did, it was a boys bike but we figured Trey would be able to use it in a few years anyway.
It didn't have training wheels but I decided to let Kyrie try it out with me holding onto the seat. She did great! Acted like it was no big deal! So we took a trip to Walmart and got a new set of training wheels and off she went!
Now the problem is she wants to ride it 24-7!
We also really lucked out at another garage sale last week - found this bicycle infant seat for $3.00 ($40.00 at walmart) and infant size helmet for $0.50! Trey loves to go riding!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Jim's brother and family stopped by on the 1st and took Kyrie with them to Alliance so she & her cousin would have some extra time together.
On Wednesday, they went to SD to see the faces, and then to storybook island and Evans plunge for some swimming fun - hot springs style!
The kids had fun with all the "outdoors" toys...
Uncle Mark was equally excited about bike riding!
The guys set up the picnic table in the yard and spent a few hours at least playing farkle. Don't know who won... don't know if it matters!
The fire pit was going both Friday and Saturday night, hotdogs, brats and S'MORES!!! Did I mention we had s'mores? Boy were they good ;)
Aunt Donna had promised the kids a camp out so they headed out to the tent Friday night. It didn't last long though, Kyrie decided there were too many mosquitoes and not long after she headed in, Cousin decided that the fireworks were too loud!
Trey enjoyed hanging out with the guys. Yes, even this freaky looking dude!
Mark has been having fun with his camera, testing it's macro skills... I'd say it does a pretty good job!
Nothing like a nice long holiday weekend with the family!